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Rab Nucleus Hoody
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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $79.95 at Amazon$169.00 at REI
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$104.96 at Backcountry
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$141.26 at Amazon
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Pros Super breathable, great price, wind resistant, quick to dry, long arms and torso, thumb loops, stretchyBreathable, durable, helmet compatible hood, awesome thermoregulation, high valueLightweight, breathable, full-length zipper and a hoodSuper cozy materials, stylish, lightweight, warm, amenable fitBalaclava hood with neck gaiter, good wind and water protection for a fleece, soft and comfortable
Cons Lacks water resistance, fit constricts under arm pits for someNot weather resistant, expensiveNot very warm, no weather resistanceExpensive, zipper slips down, shorter sleevesNot very warm, expensive
Bottom Line Built for adventuring and sweating, this breathable fleece offers superb valueThe perfect fleece that will take you from the grocery store to the mountain topsA lightweight piece to add to your layering systemA stylish and comfortable fleece best for relaxed hikes and wearing around townGreat technical fleece best used in alpine conditions
Rating Categories Vigor Full-Zip R1 Full Zip Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody - Women's Kyanite Hoody Fortrez Hoody
Warmth (20%)
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Comfort And Fit (20%)
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Breathability (20%)
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Layering Ability (20%)
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Ease Of Movement (15%)
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Weather Resistance (5%)
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Specs Vigor Full-Zip R1 Full Zip Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody... Kyanite Hoody Fortrez Hoody
Type Midweight Midweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight
Main Fabric 93% polyester, 7% spandex Polartec PowerGrid(93% recycled polyester/7% spandex) Thermic fleece & Power Grid Nylon, polyester Polartec Power Stretch with Hardface Technology (88% polyester, 12% elastane)
Unique Features Flat lock seams, UPF 30, thumb loops Hidden zippered pocket, balaclava hood fits under a helmet, brick-patterned insulation balances breathability and warmth Close fitting hood fits under a helmet Stretchy, abrasion-resistant fabric, gussets for movement, concealed neck gaiter Balaclava hood with neck gaiter, weather resistant outer shell
Weight (ounces) 10.85 12.05 11.2 12.15 12.75
# of Pockets 2 hand, 1 chest 2 hand, 1 hidden zippered pocket (right hand) 2 hand 2 hand 2 hand, 1 arm
Hood Option? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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